Shivering lovers sharing coats and one-liners
Awaiting the late night dance
Sam Fender’s new single Hold Out is streaming now. As one of the first tracks that Sam ever wrote, Hold Out is also one of the few tracks that stretch right back to when Sam first started performing with his band.
Sam: “We nearly released Hold Out as a single a while back. It used to be a staple in our live set when the band first got together, and I’ve always been really fond of it. It’s about going out on the lash back home which was really just a form of escape. This is going to be the last tune we put out there of the Hypersonic Missiles era. I hope you like it as much as I do.”
Whilst Hold Out doesn’t signal the start of a second album campaign, it acts as another fine statement of intent for Fender, who had already mapped out the skeletal frame of a second album before his number 1 selling debut was released last year.
A prolific writer with a steely determination to get back into his self-built studio space alongside the River Tyne as soon as a new song takes its shape, Sam has already spoken about his desire to better that first record, one he deems a mere introduction of what he’s capable of.
He needn’t be quite so tough on himself, Hypersonic Missiles was released to widespread acclaim, declared as a new British artist with an innate ear for melody and a sharp way with his words that reflected street-level observations with global ambition.
As we hurtle in the direction of the summer, festival slots are already being booked up with more soon to be announced suggesting that more fans than ever will be able to catch Sam and his band live, and where he excels.